Oedipus the King (often known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex) is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BC. It was the second of Sophocles's three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence. (Summary by Wikipedia)
February 13, 2015 Subject:
I’m sorry we don’t have the rest of the myth cycle this comes from, because it is well written but fragmentary. This gives it an uneven feel as a story, because we have neither the rising nor falling action. Well, that’s not strictly true: I just haven’t read Oedipus at Colonus or Antigone, which were written later and elaborate the story. Recommended for those interested in the way that plays have evolved over time.
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